Mundy -Jelly Legs (Sony)
Mundy. From Birr of all places. Well, when it rains it pours,
and Mundy has enough tunes in his backpack to unleash a flood.
The singles To You I Bestow and Life's a Cinch may
be known to you already, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Jelly Legs is a rich plethora of unique folk poetry and
finely crafted pop songs. Gin and Tonic Sky and Springtown
are at once parochial and universal, painting in words the eternal
in personal, transient moments.
The album does lag in places, however. Sometimes one gets the
feeling Mundy is trying too hard to be as honest and profound
as his influences Dylan and Young. It does, at least, point to
the emergence of a new and rare talent. Well worth checking out.
by Niall Byrne